Clinton native finds 600 miles can’t keep her from running family farm

Cynthia Ryan McComiskey and her mother, Mary Ann Ryan, take a few minutes to look over the soybean fields near their DeWitt County home. With her father's death in January, McComiskey has become the fifth generation of her family to run their 650-acre farm. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

CLINTON — As the soybeans fill the fields of her family farm, Cynthia Ryan McComiskey is facing the first growing season since her father, Gerald “Jerry” Ryan, died in January. Thanks to him, she was well prepared to take her place as the fifth generation of farmers in this DeWitt County community, even though she […]

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Religious, lay leaders react to Donald Trump’s win in presidential election

President-elect Donald Trump delivers his acceptance speech at the New York Hilton Midtown in Manhattan in the early morning hours Nov. 9. (CNS/Shawn Thew, EPA)

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Lay and religious leaders of all stripes reacted to news of Donald J. Trump’s upset win in the Nov. 8 presidential election. Most expressed hope that Trump would pay attention to their agenda, while others were more decidedly downbeat and still others counseled prayer. Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, president […]

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